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James J. Hustace

James J. Hustace has been an art collector since 1970 and a respected art resource since 1975. He was asked to fulfill a vital role for the appraisal of fine Hawaiian artwork for insurance, donations, estate planning, purchases, and corporate & private collections. For many years (1973-2008) he was a nationally certified real property appraiser and assistant to Edward C. Hustace, MAI and CPM with major assignments of Hawaii’s airports; harbors, industrial, agricultural and ranch lands, commercial, and residential properties; highways; and condemnations.


He is Hawaii’s senior certified and registered fine art appraiser and a Certified Appraiser of International Fine Art Appraisers. IFAA is the most respected fine art appraisal organization. Since there was a major need for appraisal of international art, he has taken on numerous assignments beyond the art of Hawaiʻi. He has been educated in many appraisal categories such as: Cost Approach to Value, Market Approach to Value, Income Approach to Value, Capitalization Theory, Appraisal Report Writing, and several USPAP (ethics) courses. He is compliant with the National Code of Ethics. Members of the International Fine Art Appraisers are expected to establish and maintain the highest level of ethical conduct, professional standards, and methodological uses of appraisal valuation estimates based upon their knowledge and extensive "hands on" experience.


Other memberships

National Association of Realtors, Kona Board of Realtors (Licensed Hawaiʻi Real Estate Broker-since 1975), Institute of Real Estate Management (Certified Property Manager-Emeritus), and NAR-Appraisal Section. 


Other business background

-Former Vice President/General Manager/Principal Broker for a Fortune 500 company: Victoria Ward,  

 Ltd./The Ward Estate (20+ years)—he has been credited as the creator of Festive Kaka‘ako; former General  

 Contractor manager with a focus on design, construction, repair, painting, landscaping, and the sales and  

 leasing of residential, commercial, and industrial properties (over 3 million square feet); projects include the

 IBM Building, Garden Office Building, Ward Plaza, Ala Moana Farmers Market, Ward Industrial Center,

 Pohukaina Industrial Center, The Ward Warehouse, Ward Centre, Ward Entertainment Center, and Ward

 Village Shops; Recipient of national landscaping and design awards by the Urban Land Institute (Garden 

 Office Building) and by the International Council of Shopping Centers (The Ward Warehouse)

-Former Certified Environmental Inspector; former representative on the West O’ahu Water Board (James

 Robinson Estate); former representative to the Hawai’i Community Development Authority

-Former Principal Broker for Hualālai Resort-Hualālai Villas & Homes (10+ years)

-Principal Broker for James J. Hustace-Realtor--Real Estate Consulting—Retail Strategies—Buyer

 Representation—Sales---Property Management in Waimea, South Kohala, Waikīkī, and the Mauna Kea Resort

-Trustee for various 3rd party estates; Construction and design consultant

-Current Board Director & President for the Mauna Kea Resort Uplands and Kumulani Homeowner’s 



Community Service – Past & Present

Long-time Director/Secretary/President of the Hawaiian Humane Society (co-founder of the annual Pet Walk and the Early Spay-Neuter Program); Co-Chair (with Senator Donna Ikeda) of the Hawai’i State Task Force for the Elimination of Animal Quarantine; Chairman-Central Union Church School; President of the Alzheimer’s Association of Hawaiʻi; Federal Grand Jury 1987-89; President of Animal Rescue Coalition of Hawaiʻi; Founder and Sustaining Co-Director the National Gordon Setter Field Trial Hall of Fame; Secretary of the Haleakala Field Trial Club; Chairman of the Hawaiian Bird Dog Championship (since 1957); Member-Mayflower Society; O’ahu Country Club, the Pacific Club, and the Outrigger Canoe Club; assistant art docent for the Laurance Rockefeller Collection at the Mauna Kea Beach Resort



Punahou School, Honolulu, HI and Williston Academy, Easthampton, MA; B.A., University of Redlands (English and Business Administration); graduate studies in English at the University of Puget Sound and the University of Hawaiʻi; continuing studies through The Appraisal Institute, University of Hawai‘i, and various real estate, environmental, and appraisal agencies.

Three copyrighted works: On Point-A History of Field Trials in Hawaiʻi ©; Hawaiʻi—Visions on Paper ©; Painters, Etchers and Sculptors of Hawaiʻi—A Biographical Collection 1780-2022 ©--including: Hawaii’s Contemporary Artists…Art Deco Hawai’i…Historical Artists of Hawai’i…Art of the South Seas…Hawai’i Artists--International Flair…Hawai’i Upcountry Living…Hawaiian Abstract… Hawaiian Contemporary—More…Mauna Kea Hotel---Lloyd Sexton Florals…Metcalf Chateau…Hawaiian Minor Artists—Not Forgotten…Hawaiian Plein Air & Palette Knife Artists…Paintings of Waimea …Paintings on Velvet—South Seas…Remembering Old Hawai’i Landmarks…Society Painters of Hawai’i…The Volcano School of Hawai’i…The Flowers of Hawai’i…The Magic of Waikīkī…The Power of the Ocean Seascapes…The Roving Rembrandts…Views of Old Hawai’i… Windward O’ahu Treasures …Wildlife Artists of Hawai’i; with special sections emphasizing the prominent artists of Hawai’i.


Scribe for The American Field, Chicago, IL Contributed to and featured in The Black & Tan Bombshell-the Modern-Day Gordon Setter ©, by Norm Sorby and the television series “Hawaiʻi Moving Company”. One of the featured contributors in the 2020 release of Jane Goodsill’s book entitled Voices of Hawai’i ©. He has two “American Field” setters enshrined in the Bird Dog Hall of Fame (Grand Junction, TN).

James E. Hustace

James Edward Hustace is also a Certified Appraiser of International Fine Art Appraisers. He has been involved with art collections and appraisal since 2003. His experience with European and American collections has made him vital to the appraisal needs in Hawaiʻi. He is the web designer for Kapalaea Fine Art and has created the largest transactional database of Hawaiian art and artifacts.


Community Service – Past & Present

Waimea Community Association – President; South Kohala Traffic Safety Committee – Chairman;

Campaign Coordinator for Hawaiʻi State Representative David Tarnas (2016, 2018, 2020); Chair-Hawai’i County Democratic Party; Waimea Trails & Greenways – Committee Member; recipient of the Torch of Light Award by the Big Island Press Club/Hawai’i State House of Representatives in 2020; awarded the international honor society’s Pi Alpha Alpha award in 2022 by Hawai’i Pacific University; Upper School Faculty-Hawai’i Preparatory Academy; former managing agent for Pu’u Manu Homeowners Association; Member—Mayflower Society, Outrigger Canoe Club, and Beta Theta Pi fraternity



Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy, Waimea, HI; B.A., Lawrence University, Appleton, WI (Environmental Studies); graduate studies in G.I.S. at the University of Redlands, Redlands, CA; Master’s in Public Administration at Hawai’i Pacific University with Distinction. Three copyrighted works—see above (with James J. Hustace)

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